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  •  Boehner has so far indicated that he will... (5+ / 0-)

    ..."review" any Senate gun legislation for consideration in the House. That may or may not be a weasel word. He has broken the Hastert Rule several times and now says it was never really a rule. So, we'll see. I suspect he hopes the Senate will not pass a bill so he won't have to deal with the issue. And I give him a better than 50-50 chance of being lucky in that regard.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 10:26:33 AM PDT

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    •  So he admits that if the Senate passes (2+ / 0-)
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      something he'll do his minimum job and consider it. Wow! Can anyone be more reluctant than that?

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 03:43:48 PM PDT

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      •  Looks like this watered down (1+ / 0-)
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        background check proposal is all we're going to get out of either house of congress, if we're lucky enough to get this.  It's going to be extremely difficult to keep up momentum for gun law changes once the future of this small change is finally determined.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 04:15:54 PM PDT

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        •  I disagree. (1+ / 0-)
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          I think it will take time. And even if there is some bill that passes, it is just the first tiny step in what might take decades.

          In the mean time states that have liberalized gun laws will continue to serve as negative controls. States that put armed civilians or volunteers in schools will face "unintentional" shootings and liability law suits, and sadly, the killings will continue until enough people are tire of the ongoing traumatic and financial toll.

          "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

          by LilithGardener on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 04:19:25 PM PDT

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          •  I agree with LilithGardener even a tiny step is (1+ / 0-)
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            further progress. If the carnage continues (and why wouldn't it) the press may actually report it and pressure will be applied.

            Sadly, the first Resource Officer to shoot a kid will move the process along.

            *Are we humans or are we dancers?* Annie Lennox (thx Words In Action & OPOL)

            by glorificus on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 12:26:06 PM PDT

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